Gastrosaccus dunckeri   Zimmer,  1915 (Mysid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length Adult male 7.5-8.3 mm, adult female 5.7-8.6 mm.

Posterior border of carapace with a pair of large forwardly directed lobes larger than those of any other species. Endopod of third pleopod of male 8-segmented, exopod 4-segmented fourth segment with 2 subequal spines, the longer with a few strong barbs. Endopod of uropod with eighteen spines. Telson with 15 lateral spines, some of them at intervals smaller than the adjacent ones, there are 2 spineless areas between the first two and the last two lateral spines.

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Habitat:  Coastal


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Indian Ocean, Station no.30.1793.63 (Lat: 20.33) (Long: 72) INDIA (Record: 10/05/1963)
• Indian Ocean, Station no.30.1794.63 (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 72.48) INDIA (Record: 10/05/1963)
• Orissa INDIA (Record: 1965)
• Kerala INDIA (Record: 1965)
• Kerala, Shanghumugham INDIA
• Kerala, Trivandrum INDIA
• Daman and Diu, Daman INDIA (Record: 02/1990)
• Gujarat, Hazira INDIA (Record: 04/1995)
• Gujarat, Dahej INDIA (Record: 11/1996)
• Gujarat, Jafarabad INDIA (Record: 11/1996)
• Daman and Diu, Diu INDIA (Record: 02/1990)
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA (Record: 01/1990)
• Gujarat, Vadinar INDIA (Record: 03/1996)
• Gujarat, Kandla INDIA (Record: 10/1996)
• Arabian Sea
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1965)

Literature Source(s)
  • Daniel, BA; Molur, S and Walker,S (1998) Report of the workshop conservation assessment and management plan for selected invertebrates of southern India Zoo Outreach Organization, Coimbatore, India 25569 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Panikkar, NK (1973) Hand book to the international zooplankton collections 4 1-161 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Kurian, CV (1953) A preliminary survey of the bottom fauna and bottom deposits of the Travancore coast within the 15-fathom line Proceedings of the National Institute of Sciences of India 19 746–775 Available at -
  • Abraham, B and Panampunnayil, SU (2009) Mysids (Crustacea) from the shallow waters off Maharashtra and south Gujarat, India, with description of a new species Marine Biology Research Taylor & Francis, London 5(4) 345-362 Available at -
  • Pillai, NK (1967) A review of the work on the shallow water Mysidacea of the Indian waters Proceedings of the symposium on Crustacea Part V, Series 2 Marine Biological Association of India 1681-1728 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Pillai, NK (1964) Report on the Mysidacea in the collections of the central marine fisheries research institute, Mandapam camp, South India-Part I Journal of the marine biological association of India 6(1) 1-36 Available at - NIO, Goa

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